ACNS 2020 -- Call for Papers
22-25 June 2020
Rome, Italy

*Second submission deadline:*  22 Jan 2020

The 18th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
Security (ACNS 2020) will be held in Rome, Italy on 22-25 June 2020. The
conference will be organised by the Computer Security group at Sapienza
University. The proceedings of ACNS 2020 will be published by Springer in
the LNCS series.

ACNS is an annual conference focusing on current developments that advance
the areas of applied cryptography and its application to systems and
network security. The goal is to represent both academic research works as
well as developments in industrial and technical frontiers.

The conference seeks submissions presenting novel research on all technical
aspects of applied cryptography, cyber security (including network and
computer security) and privacy. Submissions may focus on the modelling,
design, analysis (including security proofs and attacks), development (e.g.
implementations), deployment (e.g. system integration), and maintenance
(e.g. performance measurements, usability studies) of algorithms,
protocols, standards, implementations, technologies devices, systems
standing in relation with applied cryptography, cyber security and privacy,
while advancing or bringing new insights to the state of the art.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Access control
Applied cryptography
Automated security analysis
Biometric security/privacy
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Cloud security/privacy
Complex systems security
Critical infrastructure
Cryptographic primitives
Cryptographic protocols
Data protection
Database/system security
Digital rights management
Email, app and web security
Future Internet security
Human factors in security
Identity management
IP protection
Internet fraud, cybercrime
Internet-of-Things security
Intrusion detection
Key management
Mobile/wireless/5G security
Network security protocols
Privacy/anonymity, PETs
Security in e-commerce
Security in grid systems
Security in P2P systems
Security/privacy metrics
Trust management
Ubiquitous security/privacy
Usability in security/privacy

Besides the main conference, ACNS also seeks workshop proposals. Each satellite
workshop will provide a forum to address a specific topic at the forefront
of cybersecurity research. Papers accepted at the workshops will have
post-proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series as well.

Important Dates:

Second submission deadline:  22 Jan 2020 AOE (Anytime on Earth)

Submission link:

Notification:  22 Mar 2020

Camera-ready:  12 Apr 2020

Instructions for Authors:

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors
has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other venue
with formally published proceedings. Information about submissions may be
shared with program chairs of other conferences for that purpose.
Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgement or obvious references. Each submission must begin with a
title, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should
summarise the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a
non-specialist reader. All submissions must follow the original LNCS format
(see with a page limit of 20 pages
(incl. references) for the main part (reviewers are not required to read
beyond this limit) and 30 pages in total. Papers should be submitted
electronically in PDF format. Paper rejected at the first round can be
submitted at the second round (together with a response letter addressing
the reviewers' points). Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines
risk rejection without consideration of their merits. It is strongly
encouraged that submissions be processed in LaTeX. Authors of accepted
papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference
and must make a full version of their paper available online. To encourage
promising students to publish their best results in ACNS, any paper
co-authored by at least one full-time student who will present the paper at
the conference is eligible for the best student paper award, with a cash
reward of Euro 1000 sponsored by Springer.

Conference Organization:

General Chairs:

Emiliano Casalicchio (Sapienza Uni. of Rome, Italy)
Angelo Spognardi (Sapienza Uni. of Rome, Italy)
Giuseppe Bernieri (Uni. of Padua, Italy)

Program Chairs:

Mauro Conti (Uni. of Padua, Italy)
Jianying Zhou (SUTD, Singapore)

Organizing Chair:

Massimo Bernaschi (CNR, Italy)

Workshop Chairs:

Jianying Zhou (SUTD, Singapore)
Mauro Conti (Uni. of Padua, Italy)

Publication Chair:

Edlira Dushku (Sapienza Uni. of Rome, Italy)

Publicity Chair:

Chhagan Lal (Uni. of Padua, Italy)

Sponsorship Chair:
Eleonora Losiouk (Uni. of Padua, Italy)

Web Chair:
Fabio De Gaspari (Sapienza Uni. of Rome, Italy)

Program Committee:
Cristina Alcaraz (University of Malaga, Spain)
Moreno Ambrosin (Intel, USA)
Joonsang Baek (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Lejla Batina (Radboud Universiteit, NL)
Karthikeyan Bhargavan (INRIA, France)
Alexandra Boldyreva (Georgia Tech, USA)
Levente Buttyan (BME, Hungary)
Stefano Calzavara (University of Venezia, Italy)
Emiliano Casalicchio (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Sudipta Chattopadhyay (SUTD, Singapore)
Sherman S. M. Chow (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
Bruno Crispo (University of Trento, Italy)
Roberto Di Pietro (HBKU, Qatar)
Xuhua Ding (SMU, Singapore)
Christian Doerr  (TU Delft, NL)
F. Betül Durak (EPFL, Switzerland)
Zekeriya Erkin (TU Delft, NL)
Sara Foresti (University of Milan, Italy)
Olga Gadyatskaya (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Debin Gao (SMU, Singapore)
Paolo Gasti (New York Institute of Technology, USA)
Manoj S Gaur (IIT Jammu, India)
Dieter Gollmann (TUHH, Germany)
Mariano Graziano (Cisco, Italy)
Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Jinguang Han (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Ghassan Karame (NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany)
Sokratis Katsikas (NTNU, Norway)
Riccardo Lazzeretti (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Qi Li (Tsinghua University, China)
Yingjiu Li (SMU, Singapore)
Zhou Li (UC Irvine, USA)
Zhiqiang Lin (Ohio State University, USA)
Joseph Liu (Monash University, Australia)
Peng Liu (Penn State University, USA)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
Bo Luo (University of Kansas, USA)
Xiapu Luo (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK)
Luigi Mancini (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Mark Manulis (University of Surrey, UK)
Fabio Martinelli (IIT-CNR, Italy)
Weizhi Meng (DTU, Denmark)
Nele Mentens (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Veelasha Moonsamy (Radboud University, NL)
Surya Nepal (Data 61, Australia)
Martín Ochoa (Cyxtera Technologies, Colombia)
Stjepan Picek (TU Delft, NL)
Sankardas Roy (Bowling Green State University, USA)
Sushmita Ruj (ISI Kolkata, India)
Giovanni Russello (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Italy)
Henrik Sandberg (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Matthias Schunter (Intel, Germany)
Nigel Smart (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Angelo Spognardi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Riccardo Spolaor (University of Oxford, UK)
Mark Strembeck (WU, Austria)
Thorsten Strufe (TU Dresden, Germany)
Hung-Min Sun (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Willy Susilo (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Pawel Szalachowski (SUTD, Singapore)
Qiang Tang (LIST, Luxembourg)
Juan Tapiador (UC3M, Spain)
Nils Ole Tippenhauer (CISPA, Germany)
Selcuk Uluagac (FIU, USA)
Corrado Aaron Visaggio (University of Sannio, Italy)
Cong Wang (City University of Hong Kong, HK)
Haining Wang (University of Delaware, USA)
Lingyu Wang (Concordia University, Canada)
Edgar Weippl (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Chia-Mu Yu (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Yu Yu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Kehuan Zhang (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
Hong-Sheng Zhou (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Sencun Zhu (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Saman Zonouz (Rutgers University, USA)